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|Noun||1.||second law of thermodynamics - a law stating that mechanical work can be derived from a body only when that body interacts with another at a lower temperature; any spontaneous process results in an increase of entropy|
law of thermodynamics - (physics) a law governing the relations between states of energy in a closed system
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